Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey

Stage 2) Tekirdag - Eceabat

TR Turkey, Wednesday 17 April 2019
183.3 km

Tour of Turkey travels south for punchy finish

Tour of Turkey travels south for punchy finish

Tour of Turkey stage 2 concluded in Eceabat, along the ANZAC front line of the Gallipoli Campaign, after a day which became intense and nervous only inside the final three kilometers, a short unclassified climb with irregular gradients that were sure to make a selection once the breakaway got caught by a peloton who didn’t leave anything to chance.

Neo-pro Remco Evenepol flew the flag for Deceuninck – Quick-Step on the tough and technical finale, coming at the front of the bunch with two kilometers left and stringing it out for more than 500 meters, a strong acceleration which dropped many of the riders. The winning move came from that small group left, less than 200 meters from home, when Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) sprinted to victory and retained the leader’s jersey.

19-year-old Remco, who is racing just his second World Tour event of the season, was the highest finisher of our team and made an important jump of 29 places in the general classification, sitting now just five seconds off the top 10 overall ahead of stage 3, which at 122 kilometers is the shortest of this edition.

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
4:41:48
2 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
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3 Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia
Manzana Postobon
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4 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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5 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
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6 Mauro Finetto
Delko Marseille Provence
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7 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
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8 Edgar Pinto
W52 / FC Porto
0:03
9 Sebastian Schönberger
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
0:04
10 Cyril Barthe
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
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17 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:09
34 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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42 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:28
63 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:15
64 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:29
78 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:55
104 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
8:14:02
2 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
0:14
3 Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia
Manzana Postobon
0:16
4 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
0:20
5 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
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6 Mauro Finetto
Delko Marseille Provence
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7 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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8 Edgar Pinto
W52 / FC Porto
0:23
9 Christophe Noppe
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:24
10 Cyril Barthe
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
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17 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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36 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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46 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:48
66 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:35
67 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:49
80 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:15
90 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:57
1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
30 pt
2 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
14 pt
3 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14 pt
4 Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia
Manzana Postobon
13 pt
5 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
13 pt
6 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
12 pt
7 Christophe Noppe
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
12 pt
8 Eduard-Michael Grosu
Delko Marseille Provence
12 pt
9 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
11 pt
10 Simone Consonni
UAE-Team Emirates
11 pt
19 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
1 Thimo Willems
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
8 pt
2 Lucas De Rossi
Delko Marseille Provence
5 pt
3 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
3 pt
4 Lindsay De Vylder
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
3 pt
5 Ricardo Mestre
W52 / FC Porto
2 pt
6 Aaron Van Poucke
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
2 pt
7 Halil İbrahim Doğan
Turkey
2 pt
8 Mauricio Moreira Guarino
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
2 pt
9 Emerson Oronte
Rally UHC Cycling
2 pt
1 BORA - hansgrohe 24:43:10
2 UAE-Team Emirates 0:05
3 Manzana Postobon 0:16
4 Delko Marseille Provence 0:26
5 W52 / FC Porto 0:31
6 Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè 0:32
7 Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM ,,
8 Astana Pro Team ,,
9 Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise 0:41
10 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:49

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